So I’m Getting Better…

on October 15, 2012 in Misc

Well, I thought I’d have more to tell you about my semi-planned scavenger hunt, but my leg and hip kinda killed off any chance of me getting out this weekend and DOING something – like say, hiking off in search of artifacts.

See, since late August my left hip and leg have been off and on kinda painful.  Maybe this isn’t surprising, since I do Layla stuff like fencing, working out, and occasionally basic parkour.  But something really felt jacked, and even my chiropractor told me I should probably see an orthopod (that’s a doctor, though the word sounds like a prehistoric crustacean), or a physical therapist.  I opted for the therapist, and since seeing one my leg and hip have been better.  But yesterday and today weren’t such good days.

But now I’m hopeful that a cure is on the way.  This is because I may have discovered a big reason for the joint and tendon pain and other (really weird) symptoms.  It gets into a specific nutritional deficiency, and after doing a fair amount of research I’ve started a supplement and diet change that has already caused a couple symptoms to vanish.  It’s also possible that this deficiency is a major reason behind the pain.  A few more days of supplementation and diet changes, and I should know for sure.

I can’t tell you what a relief this is.

Anyway, since I had nothing exciting to tell you this week, it seemed that the least I could do was to leave you with one of my humble, crappy, literary poems.  Hope you enjoy today’s effort.

When writing a fictional story
It’s alright to be Stephen King gory.
You can slash zombies dead,
Shoot ghouls full of lead,
And end up in best-selling glory.

You can scribble ’bout love and addictions
When writing great pieces of fictions.
You can sparkle a vampire,
George R. Martin an empire,
Or cast paranormal afflictions.

A writer may weave a deep mystery
Or whip up romance hot and blistery,
She might rip a tight bodice,
He might Grisham a codice,
Or pen fifty shades of porn history.

No genres or rules are required
When you write what you truly desired.
Your book is your own
In its heart, flesh and bone,
And it leaves your readers inspired.

10 Responses to “So I’m Getting Better…”

  1. Something you were lacking in your diet – who knew? Hope it helps. And orthopod does sound like a crustacean.

  2. Oh did you cut out all the nightshades from your diet? I have many women friends who are doing that and they say it makes them feel better.

  3. Helena says:

    Alex – Yeah, I learn things the hard way, especially when it comes to my body.

  4. Helena says:

    Michael – I had to look up the nightshades foods, since I had no idea they were anything but toxic plants. I didn’t realize potatoes and tomatoes are in that category. So far they don’t give me any trouble (and since I’m Irish, potatoes are essential food). It’s what’s not in my diet that’s seriously lacking, and that’s zinc. But for some people, dietary changes aren’t enough and they need supplements, especially since some nutrients aren’t in overworked corporate farm soils, etc. Obviously I fall in that supplements-are-necessary category.

  5. Glad you’re feeling so much better. Cool poem :)

  6. Helena says:

    Carol – Glad you like it.

  7. Hart Johnson says:

    Zinc huh? My husband has a lot of hip pain. He is pretty sure it is arthritis–worse in that spot because he was a serious golfer for a number of years. But it can’t hurt to try the zonc, eh? Glad you are getting it sorted out!

  8. Helena says:

    Hart – Maybe HWMNBMOTI has osteoarthritis, which is pretty common and there are nutrients to help. Zinc might help him, but in my case I also have muscles that have tightened up around my left leg and hip and I gotta loosen ’em. Hope HWMNBMOTI gets better fast.

  9. Old Kitty says:

    Lovely Helena! Please get better!! I hope you find a diet to help you!! Yay!!

    Love your poem!! More please! Take care

  10. Helena says:

    Old Kitty — I’m doing much better, thank you. Hope Charlie and Gumtree are doing splendidly together.